Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Quite the Tribute

Yesterday was a fun day. It had it's highs and lows, but I had quite an enjoyable time.

Let's start with work, shall we? I don't really love my job, but I love my boss. I know, we've talked about this before. We have soup at work now. That makes me happy. Especially when it's the Tomato Vegetable cause that's so tasty and only 93 calories a serving. YES! Sorry, digressing slightly.

A man wanted soup today, but we couldn't give it to him in a bowl with the lid because we didn't have any. They were coming in a shipment that was running late. As my manager explained this to him, she kept talking about how the bowls were supposed to be there and she couldn't understand what was taking the bowls so long. It really sounded like she was talking about how independent the bowls were and that they were total slackers for not arriving on time. I like to root for the underdog, so I told my manager to be nice. They have such little legs, and they don't have any eyes so they could read a map, or mouths to ask for directions... Ok, yes I'm strange.

After the customers left, I was in the back doing dishes and still thinking about the conversation. I know, move on. I turned to a co-worker and said, "If you think about it, proportionately bowls would have to have really little legs." Her response, "Yes.... But WHY would you think about it?" She wasn't being mean, she's not like that. She was honestly wondering. Why do I think of things like that? I don't know. But I do. So, we made a little bowl man, and named him Murry. Not to be mistaken with Murry, the evil-demonic talking Skull.

After work I went with 4 friends of mine to a marching band competition. Quite enjoyable. Even if our waiter (who we think may be a closet knitter) was the slowest thing this side of Zimbabwe. Really, who takes 90 minutes to eat at a Village Inn? You do if you have our server!

We then quickly ran to Wal*mart cause we were now running late to buy ponchos and umbrellas. I heard L5 say something I thought I would never hear (~snicker~) and we were on our way.

I would bet that those of you not living in this state are not aware of what happened last Saturday. On the way back from a competition there was a band (Not L7's) that had an accident. One bus went off the road and fell over killing the staff member on board. She died saving her kids. The bus driver passed out and this women jumped forward and grabbed the wheel. She stopped the accident from being worse, but she died in the process. To show support for this band, many bands decided to wear red ribbons on their uniforms. I didn't want to be left behind so I too was wearing a red ribbon. It was really neat to see red ribbons everywhere. Yes, it was still a competition, but it united the bands.

At the competition, we accidentally sat next to the bulk of the student body for this suffering school. There were probably close to 200 people there. I was very impressed by this. Most of these kids had no idea what was going on (as shown by the fact that they would start cheering right after I would. That was a really cool drum break... I scream, and then they start clapping and yelling too) But they were there to support their peers. As the band took the field, they all stood and started singing their school hymn. I wished that I knew the words so I could join. The show was marched (and done very well) There was a moment of silence for the fallen director, and then this group of students started singing Be Still My Soul. Many tears were shed. But there was an amazing spirit there. I'm not a crier, but I was close.

Yes, this band swept the competition. But they deserved it. I was so impressed by the student body. They cheered for EVERY band. I didn't hear them say a single negative word. They didn't know what was going on, but they knew that their peers could use their support. They came to support the geeky band kids. (I can say that, I was one of them) People say that the teens today are selfish and mean and lazy. Maybe some are, but the ones I met last night were kind, thoughtful and quite noble. Way to be!

PS. Do you ever feel the desire to eat with a really big spoon, just because you can? Even though you have a really small mouth? I do.


Leann Nelson said...

That was very well written! Way to be! Even with a snicker!! :D

Laree said...

My thoughts: First, I totally love that you think about bowl's legs. I think I'm going to try to find a set of bowls with legs for Christmas now.

2. I can't belive you found that Youtube clip. Awesome!

3. You need to write me/call me and tell me what L5 said. and which band. That is one of the best stories ever.

4. No, I don't want to eat with a big spoon. Actually, I've been known to swipe our baby spoons. They are the BEST for ice cream.

Love you!

Happy Mom said...

I want to know what L5 said!

I read about the accident. Very sad. I'm glad you went to the competition. How did L7's band do? BTW, Laree, (who probably won't read this) the band was AF.

Ruggles keeps telling me that our spoons are too small. They apparently use huge ones in Thailand.

Grandma Nelson said...

Yeah, we all want to know what L5 said. I don't care about bowl's legs, but I love it that you do.

Lynn said...

A few people in our family often use soup spoons, I'm not sure why a great big spoon would appeal to you, But I hope that your joy will be full somtime in the future, Thanks for the chuckle I enjoyed in the meantime, I was very touching to attendthe BYU Comp. thanks for your thoughts about great kids doing great things, someone in the world may be saying that all kids are selfish etc. But in our little corner of the world, we get to see some amazing youth !!